Jeans are very much a part of every woman’s wardrobe, you could say they are a “staple” piece that we use for a number of occasions. I know I couldn’t live without mine, they are a basic that I relax in especially when at home going about my “multi-task mum” duites & are great for smart casual gear.
Like us, jeans come in a variety of shapes,colours,sizes & different heights. So you would think with so many pairs around that it would be an easy job to find the “right” pair to fit & flatter us! Unless you’re one of the lucky ones that finds them first pop, finding that perfect pair is just about as elusive as Brad Pitt turning up on y0ur doorstep! Apparently women on average have to try at least 10 pairs on before finding one that they’re happy with. I know that the last time I bought a pair it was so much easier, why?,not because I have a great flawless figure, but because I knew what kind of style I had to look for that would suit my body shape, so I was happy to buy the second pair I tried on.
We all have lifestyle changes throughout our lifetime so do yourself a favour and dress for your current body shape, not what you had necessarily when you were younger. You are far better to dress in a flattering style then to squeeze into a jean just because its the latest look.
Here are some of the types of jeans that are available:
The boot-cut, or slight flare is a great style that suits in particular these body shapes – the “A”(often called pear),“X” and “8″ shape because it balances out the hips, but make sure it doesn’t narrow in too much at the knee. Whereas the straight cut flatters nearly all the body shapes including those without a waist such as the “H” (often called the rectangle) or “O” shape (apple), these particular body shapes should get a mid-rise jean, up to the belly button. If you have slimmer legs try a slim straight cut. If you are extra tall cropped,cuff jeans are a good option. If you are long in the torso wear a jean with a higher rise (longer zip) to visually shorten. Skinnies of any degree suit the “I” shape best. Find out more about the trouser styles that suit your body shape here.
I was pleased to see when levi’s took the initiative & decided to introduce the range of “demi-curve” to address the difference we all have in the shape of our butts, you can watch their video or find your curve fit before you go shopping in their store or ordering online.
The variety of jeans available in all sorts of colours, textures & prints is astounding! Here are a few examples to get you excited.
Light-colours or bright colours,distressed effects, patterning or sheen on the legs will always highlight the area, whereas darker denim will appear to recede more, so keep this in mind when choosing your jean denim. Darker denim is a more smart casual look then the bleached, light coloured or whiskered styles.
If you have short legs keep your pockets placement higher on the backside, but if you are taller you can wear them lower. Pocket flaps with pockets that sit higher & angle outward will give the appearance of more shape on the butt.
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